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Native American Petroglyphs (Huntsdale)

We were disappointed that we never could spot the petroglyphs, even though we looked for quite awhile on our way to Rocheport from Huntsdale. We didn't get a chance to look them on our way back since we had to take refuge in the front of the cave from a terrible thunderstorm with hail and lightening! I realize you're not supposed to go in the cave, and hope the owner would forgive us under the circumstances.
posted Mar 15 2006 1:02PM - Lisa D., Shawnee, KS

As you stand across the trail from the Lewis and Clark Cave....the petroglyphs can be seen 40 to 50 feet above the cave and just to your left. There is a rock ledge just below them that birds often perch on.

View the photo in the about Huntsdale part of this website to get a good idea of what to look for.
posted Mar 15 2006 2:37PM - Trek Biker, St. Joseph, MO

The petroglyphs are very faint but are red...above the cave to the left!
posted Jul 19 2009 9:10PM - C_Bunch, Lake of the Ozarks

The two remaining pictographs are fairly small. Look just above the rough-looking layers of rock. Also, just above these layers is a large hollow that is shaped like a miniature amphitheater or an upside down smile. Follow that curved ridge down to its left edge just above the rough rock layers.

Wish something could be done to preserve them better. But they're on private property.
posted Jul 20 2009 8:26AM - jd, gkc

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